If you are new to activity, don’t know how to start, or would like a friend to workout with, Workout Buddies is for you! Workout buddies bring students who are new to exercise and partners them up with a Move U Crew student to ensure that they have the support to reach their physical activity goals. The Move U Crew can provide physical activity education, accountability and join in on workouts so that you don’t have to work out alone. All ability and fitness levels are encouraged to participate.
Move U Crew
The Move U Crew provides support and services to help our campus community to move more and reduce sedentary behaviors. They do this through leading guided wellbeing walks, implementing movement breaks in classrooms and meetings, coordinating physical activity challenges and leading the workout buddies program.
- Wellbeing Walks
- Workout Buddies
- Movement Breaks
Meet the Move U Crew
Hi, my name is Sarah Mori, and this is my first year working with the Physical activity coaching team, and I am super excited to help people achieve their fitness goals and break their physical activity barriers! I am in my third of human kinetics and after getting my bachelors, I am hoping to into vestibular physiotherapy. To stay physically active I love running, hiking, going to the gym, snowboarding at Big White and I have just started rock climbing!
Hello! My name is Sharfenaz and I am a Psychology Major. I love doing high-intensity interval training, running, or swimming. I am really excited to help people achieve their fitness goals. Through the Move U Crew, I want to promote exercise for the holistic health benefits, raise awareness on the negative impacts of exercising to fit into a stereotypical body size, and create a welcoming atmosphere all body types.
Why Get Active
Regular movement and physical activity contributes to our overall wellbeing. Regular physical activity boosts your physical health, your mental and emotional health and your social health.
Benefits of physical activity:
- Reduces sensitivity to stress, anxiety and depression
- Improves learning and mental performance
- Fosters self-acceptance
- Improves sleep quality
- Strengthens muscles and bones
- Increases energy levels
- Improves social wellbeing
- Helps to maintain a healthy body weight
- Positive way to spend time with friends and family
- Great way to have fun!
How to Get Active
How to integrate activity into your day
Choose activities you enjoy
Try different activities until you find the one that is right for you.
Schedule your exercise
Treat it like an appointment and write it down in your calendar.
Make it social
Making plans with a friend can keep you more accountable.
Use Active Transportation
Walk, bike or run instead of using transit or a car.
Join a team
Set realistic goals
Consider how active you are and set yourself up for success.
Barriers to fitness and solutions
Identify a few 30 minute time slots in your calendar and book them off for physical activity. Or, try implementing exercise snacks into your day. Learn more.
No one to go with
Develop new friendships with physically active people. Join a club!
So tired after school/work
Schedule physical activity when you feel most energetic.
Too much on the To-Do list
Plan ahead – make an appointment on the calendar and keep the appointment with yourself.
Don’t know how to exercise
Try this start-up workout program to familiarize yourself with fundamental exercises, proper form, and gym equipment.